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Sea Change Partners LLP

London, UK

Founder and CEO

Sea Change Partners LLP

Michael Burleigh


Michael Burleigh is a historian and commentator. His books include the best-selling, The Third Reich: A New History; Small Wars, Far Away Places: The Genesis of the Modern World 1945–65, which was long-listed for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize, which he won in 2001 and his latest book, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A History of Now.

He has also been active in bringing history to television audiences and won the British Film Institute Award for Archival Achievement. He writes regularly for the The Times, Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday on international affairs.

A Professor of Modern History, Michael is the first appointed Engelsberg Chair of History and International Relations at LSE IDEAS, which is an annual distinguished visiting professorship, delivering public lectures to LSE's foreign policy think tank.

Michael Burleigh’s Newsfeed

Has democracy had its day?

"We will not suddenly awake from what feels like a bad dream. Rather, as the populists fail to deliver on their promises, voters are likely to turn to more extreme versions, clutching at comedians and celebrities like Grillo, Zelensky and Trump." Michael Burleigh, Engelsberg Chair of International Relations, LSE IDEAS...

Mail Online
Crushed by war, IS murderers target tourists

Michael Burleigh on the extremists who are attracted to terror group despite its weakened form. He asks where is safe now tourists have faced a litany of attacks in Sri Lanka, Egypt, Kenya and Turkey.

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Michael Burleigh’s Background

Founder and CEO
May 2012 - Present
London, UK
I run a pure political risk service that advises on major global trends as well as elections, parties, referenda etc and not on terrorism. We do not do due diligence or security work.

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Engelsberg Chair of History and International Relations
2019 - Present
London, UK
The Engelsberg Chair is an annual distinguished visiting professorship for leading Swedish & global scholars who will give public lectures on topics of their choice. The annual post gives LSE IDEAS the opportunity to bring renowned academics to the School for a year of research & discussion.
Since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy & free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first century have threatened the general acceptance that continued progress under the benign (or sometimes not so benign) gaze of the western powers is the only way forwards.
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Michael Burleigh’s Education

BA First Class Honours Modern History; PhD 1982
1974 - 1977